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Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the ambassador's home. >>> "made in america" summer. a whole neighborhood looks to see what is american made in their homes and lines up behind our team with new ideas for creating jobs. >>> and jaycee dugard. your overwhelming message to the little girl who gave us all a lesson in life and hope. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with an abc news investigation. tea party powerhouse michele bachmann has rocketed to the top of the republican pack. tonight, a closer look at the business she and her husband own back home in minnesota. an outside group filmed undercover video inside the bachmann's christian counseling center. bachmann's husband has said he does not try to turn gay people straight. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with those tapes and to tell us what they show tonight. brian. >> reporter: well, diane, they are quite a couple. and we're learning a lot more about their views and how they've made their money. michele bachmann tells supporters her husband, marcus, has been the key to her 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage, because mar
Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
compound and the home of the american ambassador. abc's alex marquardt is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: they scaled the embassy walls, reaching the roof and unfurling a massive syrian flag and smashing windows -- at's when the u.s. marines pushed them back. next, the mob attacked the ambassador's private residence. the americans inside both locations were unharmed. the attackers are supporters of presidenenbashar al assad, whose regime accuses the united states of encouraging the uprising against his dictatorship. last week, american ambassador robert ford visited the city of hama during huge anti-assad protests. he was greeted with cheers and flowers. today's attack and violence over the weekend are the regime's payback. but america's ambassador is not backing down. despite the embassy attack, the state department says ambassador ford will stay in damascus, calling his role there essential. diane. >> thanks so much, alex. >>> back in this country, our made in america summer is in full swing. with our biggest challenge yet. as we all look for wayays that n he support jobs
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the american ambassador in particular of incitement and encouraging instability. meanwhile, the authorities have held a second day of national dialogue. the government insists it is serious about real reform, including the possible introduction of multi-party democracy. but many opposition leaders boycotted the event, denouncing it as a sham. in fact, some based -- some based in turkey said they will now form a shadow government of technocrats in exile. >> any regime that uses weapons against its own people is considered an expired regime. this government is confronting its citizens with military tanks. in syria, there are 3000 tanks directing arms against the people. they are breaking into homes and bombing civilians. >> it is the first serious attempt by the opposition to establish an alternative national leadership. >> the sheer scale of the uk phone hacking scandal is revealed by a new evidence that suggest queen elizabeth and other members of the royal family have also been hit. the news of the world is accused of paying protection officers for information. in other developments, it is
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
broke windows, painted a graffiti on the building calling the american ambassador a dog. loyalists went after the french embassy in retaliation from french and american ambassadors last week the state department said it will officially condemn the attack. >> to make clear we consider the syrian government has not lived up to its obligations, under the vienna convention, to protect diplomatic facilities and it is outrageous. >> syrian loyalists believe the visit from american and french ambassadors beer feared with internal appear -- interfered with internal affairs and undermined stability. >>> talking with troops in baghdad thanking them for service and putting pressure on iraqi leaders to stop attacks on u.s. forces there has been an increase on attacks of u.s. troops, using weapons supplied by iran. >>> following new fall out in the uk phone hacking scandal allegations of more victims including a former prime minister, the latest on this next but first. >> less than two months before the move from walter reed to bethesda naval hospital coming up how one u.s. senator feels it will imp
Jul 11, 2011 8:00pm PDT
in raised a syrian flag above the compound. last week, an american ambassador visited a city that was home to the entire regime movement. in russia, more than 50 people dead, dozens more missing after a cruise boat sank on the boulder river on sunday. and the ship called bulgaria was carrying more than two passengers. crews have rescued at least 80 people. the ship was overloaded and was in need of repair. one day after the world newspaper printed its final addition, there are no allegations of other newspapers sold by rupert to murdoch. >> the list of possible victim'' is a growing. today brought new revelations that the news of the world abroad to members of the royal protection service to get queen elizabeth's private phone number. if they tried to bribe your police to get access to the phones of 911 victims'. charles and camilla were warned that their voice mail may have been halved. the allegations of illegal hacking now go far beyond the news of the world to other papers owned by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown says the sunday times gained access to his young sons,
Jul 7, 2011 12:00am PDT
francis adams, the american ambassador, he was not so much as anti-lincoln, but he did not believe that the president was up to the job. in europe, it seemed incredible that a man from a lowly background who was self-taught, who had never been abroad, could have the top job in the country. it was alien. it was from another universe. they never thought that he was handling the war well. of course, one of the many great attributes that we assign to lincoln now, we only understand them afterwards, not what people understood at the time. tavis: as the war went on, did the view of lincoln never shift inside england? >> there was a damn alexian conversion -- there was a damasian conversion at the last second, when he was assassinated. why did lincoln handle foreign affairs so badly, not knowing that he had left it in the hands of the secretary of state? even in those days, it felt to be good-looking and lincoln was famously ugly. he looked like an enormous coral appeargorilla. he walked with his hands like this instead of like that. people made fun of him. there was a kind of looksism th
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. was not that long ago the american ambassador met with ahmad wali karzai. ahmad wali karzai he was realist, a tough man, a man whose tentacles spread far and wide. she was aware of the threat to him. >> the taliban issued letters to most of the top leaders. if you don't leave kandahar in 5 days, you face death. >> what we have seen from the taliban is a change in tactics. those big attacks that would result and many civilian casualties, they are not the main forced of attack. what we are seeing is assassination of political leaders. ahmad wali karzai one of the biggest casualties. >> the former british prime minister gordon brown said that alleged links between rupert murdoch's news company and the criminal underworld need to be investigated. mr. brown whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, spoke about his shock that they were targeted. she spoke exclusively to glen campbell about allegations she was targeted. >> i have never talked publicly about fraser's condition. obviously, we wanted that to be kept private for all of the obvious reasons. you want to do the best buy your children. and i'
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
conference by the new american ambassador to afghanistan. this was his reaction to this latest killing. >> obviously we condemn in the strongest possible terms the assassination of a senior afghan official. our condolences are with his family and the people of afghanistan. another indication, again, of the -- i think both the challenges that afghanistan faces, but also the extraordinary resilience of the afghan government and people. >> there will be disputes about whether this those resilience of the afghan people, because often the death of these officials leave a power vacuum. it's hard to replace those which the u.s. government also trust. >> thank you. well, plenty of bitterness i should say and a hint of embarrassment as republican leaders have had to delay a vote on their proposal for the debt. the plan to cut more than $1 trillion in government spending was sent back saying the sums didn't quite add up. pro bowl said they have just six days left to reach a deal before the government defaults on its debt. >> with the debt talks dragging into extra time, the republicans appear to
Jul 12, 2011 5:30am EDT
windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities aimed at the american ambassador. guards at the french embassy fired into the air to ward off the demonstrators there. some warning shots. the violence and tension follow as visit by the american and french ambassadors to the city of hama, stronghold of opposition to the president. during a joint press conference at the state department, secretary of state hillary clinton warned assad about inciting future attacks. >> president assad is not indispensable. and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs. from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy. he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made. he has sought and accepted aid from the iranians as to how to repress his own people. and there's a laundry list of actions that have been certainly concerning. >> syrian/american relations have been mired in mutual mistrust for years. the u.s. says it will seek compensation from syria for the damage to the embassy. >>> still ahead h
Jul 11, 2011 10:00am EDT
tee on the u.s. embassy wall webs calling the american ambassador a dog. the attacks on the french and u.s. embassy were triggered after both the american and french ambassador visited the city of hamah on friday. the city of hamah has seen some major anti-government demonstrationes and these two ambassadors went to hamah to effectively show solidarity with the protesters. on the u.s. embassy's web page, ambassador robert ford, he wrote on his website that he called it, quote, ironic that the syrian government will allow freely anti-american demonstrations to take place while security thugs, to use his words, crack down on peaceful demonstrations taking place in other parts of the country. >> breaking news out of syria, richard engle with that. thank you. >>> frienting moments in iraq today as leon panetta arrives as his first official visit to troops. secretary panetta was at camp victory at the time of the attack discussing an increase in violence against the u.s. troops as they prepare to leave iraq. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense, the first responsibility of
Jul 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
. this happened after the american and french ambassadors went to hama and sent their own signals to the demonstrators. i think we need to see this as diplomacy practiced in unusual ways by both the french and the american ambassadors as well as the syrian government. i wouldn't see this as anything unusual. it's certainly more or less a ratcheting up of the western involvement or intervention in this and, of course, clinton's remarks after that. so this is a very serious escalation of the diplomatic battle that is part of the battle that's going on in the streets, the political battle as well as the physical battles in syria. >> when you look at what's going on in tahrir square, some wheth getting tired of the standoff, the reformers, the protesters seem to feel the military has not reformed enough. the military seems to feel the protesters are now just disrupting normal life in cairo. what's happening? >> certainly from the perspective of the protesters who are in tahrir square, who are back in tahrir square, what they're seeing really is two fundamental issues that are at play
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, but should this administration be doing more to help them? >> reporter: look, john, the american ambassador gois to the rebellious city of hannah and he's greeted not with tomatoes and eggs and protests, he's grut t greeted with flowers and people throwing olive branches at his car. so people are welcoming american help and again in the case of syria, two months ago secretary clinton was still holding out hope and now here we are 1700 people have been killed in syria and now finally we've come around to acknowledge he must go. second clinton said it very well again, she said bashir is not indispensable and we have nothing invested in him remaining in power. this is a change in the administration's posture and it tells us that we've been late catching up with the arab spring and with the rebellions. >> we'll keep an eye on it. appreciate your insights. next back here in the united states, we'll ask the mayor of los angeles about carmageddon. it's just hours away from starting. if you don't understand what it is, we'll explain on the other side and answer this question. will it be as bad as e
Jul 25, 2011 6:30pm PDT
american ambassador to afghanistan was sworn in today and pledged there would be no rush to the exits. ryan crocker takes over as the u.s. begins withdrawing 10,000 troops by the end of the year. he said the u.s. has no interest in using afghanistan to influence neighboring nations. meanwhile, the nato toll in afghanistan grew by one today. an italian paratrooper was killed in an insurgent attack the west. so far in july, 44 international troops have been killed in afghanistan. the government of syria endorsed a draft law allowing other political parties to form. the move is part of a series of reforms president bashar al assad and his ruling ba'ath party promised in the face of a popular uprising. but the opposition has dismissed the law as largely symbolic. it came as syrian security forces detained more people in damascus and other cities for holding antigovernment protests. the maid who accused former i.m.f. chief dominique strauss- kahn of sexually assaulting her in a manhattan hoteroom broke her silence today. nafissatou diallo told "newsweek," "i want him to go to jail, i want him to
Jul 12, 2011 4:25am EDT
. they broke windows, tore letters off the front and spray painted messages like the american ambassador is a dog. the attacks follow a visit by the u.s. ambassador to a protest city last week. syrian official television inside of the attack and secretary clinton says the president of syria has lost legitimacy. >> president assad is not indispensable and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transforparticipation occurs. >> the u.s. is demanding compensation for the damage. it wasn't the only embassy target. the french embassy was also attacked yesterday. >>> we're following breaking news out of afghanistan. a high profile assassination. we'll have the breaking details coming up next. >>> plus, remembering a former first lady. details of services set for later today to remember the late betty ford. stay with us. it is now 4:37. q allergens can be found on everyday hard surfaces inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant s
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
.s. embassy in damascus. they raised the syrian flag and scrawled graffiti calling the american ambassador a dog. they'reup set over embaes der robert ford visit to the opposition stronghold of hama last week. no americans were injured. the u.s. says it will formally protest the attack. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is the latest administration official to accuse a run on of supplying weapons to iraqi militants. panetta said in baghdad today it's a situation the u.s. must fight head-on. >> we are very concerned about iran and weapons they're providing. to extremists. here in iraq. and the reality is that we have seen the results of that in june. >> iran's president has more than the united states to worry about these days. chief washington correspondent james rosen reports. mahmoud ahmadinejad is fighting for his political survival. >> thousands of ordinary iranians were beaten and arrested, even, cuteed when they declared -- even executed when they declared the 2009 election of ahmadinejad a fraud. now public calls for ahmadinejad's impeachment, once unthinkable are now routine. the
Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm PDT
now? >> john, syria's a police state. the group that attacked the american embassy, the ambassador's residence wouldn't have done that without the security of the government. so hillary clinton was within her right to insist that they adhere to the vienna convention of 1961, international law, that demands that all countries protect diplomats within its boundaries. syria did not do that today. and they have a track record. about a decade ago they unleashed a crowd against another american ambassador's residence. this is part of their playbook, but it won't be acceptable to the united states. and we saw a firm response from the state department a firm response with words, but what next here in the sense that secretary clinton should complain about an attack on the u.s. embassy, but this government it includes attacking its own people as well. >> that's right. but let's be clear about what the motivation of the syrian government was in sort of condoning and allowing such an attack to take place. not only are they angry at ambassador ford who showed great courage in going to hamaa and
Jul 2, 2011 3:00pm EDT
agreements. and the afternoon, just as a social event, a get-together the president and our american ambassador had played tennis with the crown prince of japan and the emperor okay. and they were badly beaten. well, that night, there was a state dinner in honor of the bushes and mr. bush on the way over said to barbara, i'm really not feeling well. and she said, well, do you think we should go back, and he said, for. you know, i think i can do it. and they got there and he got on the receiving line and said to her, i really don't feel good. they sat down. he was sitting next to the japanese prime minister and promptly vomited in the man's lap and passed out. he had a bad intestinal flu. he was taken out by his doctors and the doctors said to barbara, he's going to be fine. it's nothing serious. but the prime minister said to barbara, would you like to say something. so she said, you know, i can't explain what happened to george because it's never happened before but i'm beginning to think he's the ambassador's fault. he and george played the emperor and the crown prince in tennis to
Jul 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT
news came directly from moscow. the american ambassador cable that the soviet mood had become more ominous and that he feared the soviet leaders were prepared to take military action unless a cease-fire was quickly achieved. the staff hastened the president's return by flying him back instead of having an drive to gettysburg. i arrived at the white house until 38:00 p.m. following a short briefing he stormed into the cabinet room where 18 men were waiting. the vice president and the top about the state and the defense department, including the joint chiefs. this was a council of war. the admiral briefed the president. prepared to take readiness for fighting a major war with the soviet union. eisenhower reviewed each step urging careful and deliberate implementation. then the sun broke from behind. the president was informed in the middle of this meeting that the british prime minister was available by phone. eisenhower interrupted a meeting to take the call, and he confirmed in that conversation that he had ordered a cease-fire in egypt. this is a tense conversation and much more d
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm EDT
under attack as was the american ambassador's residence, people described as "thugs," reaching the wall of the embassy compound and breaking cameras and bonds and the united states is seeking compensation for the damage. meanwhile the united states announcing cutting back aid to pakistan. $800 million in military aid is being withheld after they decided to cancel vistas for 100 military trainers and my guest says the cuts are a good start. lieutenant colonel peters joins me. welcome. this is 40 percent of our annual aid to pakistan. should we retract the rest of it, as well? >>guest: i wish we could cut all aid to pakistan. pakistan is a rogue state. the pakistani military and security services are addicted to terror and we keep giving them money for another fix. but we can't jut -- just cut it off but freaks the $800 million. we cannot just cut it off because we have foolishly trapped our troop whose depend on a supply line that is almost 1,000 miles through pakistan for food, water, band-aids and spare parts. it was crazy to structure it this way. i hope in the mid-to long term our le
Jul 11, 2011 2:00pm EDT
. they smashed the windows and called the american ambassador a dog. meanwhile, the u.s. has condemned the syrian government for their slow response to protect the embassy. nbc news foreign correspondent richard engle joining us live in cairo. richard, break it down for us, what took place when this mob of protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in syria, and what is the motivation to do it now? >> these protesters are all in support of the regime of syrian president bashar al assad, and there is a campaign in the u.s. and the french ambassadors particularly after the two ambassadors went to the city of hama friday and there to witness and show solidarity to protesters who were going out against the regime. state media in syria which is controlled by the government has been very angrily denouncing those visits and angrily denouncing the u.s. ambassador personally, and it appears that it was the calls on the state television if not a even more directed campaign by the government that brought the demonstrators out today. they arrived by the busload. witnesses say that four buses came. they drove up in
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
.s. graffiti referring to the american ambassador as a dog. u.s. officials said the syrian government failed to provide adequate protection for the facilities. the protests came following visits by the u.s. and french ambassadors last week to the opposition stronghold of hamas in central syria. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is taking his first trip to iraq since taking over at the pentagon ten days ago. he spoke candidly about attacks against u.s. troops and what he plans to do about it. jim milk la she have key reports. >> reporter: three or four rockets hit the green zone in baghdad early this morning, and they're calling it a welcome shot for the visit by secretary of defense leon panetta. panetta said in an interview that an iraqi extremist being armed by iran are targeting and killing forces. 15 soldiers were killed in iraq last month, and one soldier told us this morning "they're coming after us". secretary panetta said he's demanding iran back off and that iraqi security forces step up to provide some protection for the americans. >> we're very concerned about iran and weapons th
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
painting messages like the american ambassador is a dog. they were upset that the u.s. ambassador visited the opposition stronghold city last week. the attackers were driven by u.s. marines -- driven off rather by u.s. marines guarding the embassy. >>> to the economy now. they are back at it again. the president sits down with congressional leaders to avert a default on some of the nation's bills. there's talk of compromise but not much action here. doug luzader joins us now with more details from capitol hill. doug, they say they're going to meet every day this week. sounds like there wasn't much progress yesterday either. are you hearing anything about today? >> reporter: well, just that they're going to be meeting again today. you know, absent some kind of major blink on one side or the other, it doesn't look like they're going to get a whole lot closer to an agreement. democrats are insisting on tax hikes of one form or another. the white house especially. republicans are saying no. if there's anything that resembles a tax hike, it will not make it through the house. that's where thin
Jul 12, 2011 9:00am EDT
the front of the building and spray painted messages like the american ambassador is a dog following visits by the u.s. ambassador last week. hillary clinton said the president officiary has lost legitimacy. >> he is not indy penceable we have absolute -- indespencable we have nothing invested in him remaining in power our will is to see the people's will occurs. >> u.s. is demanding compensation for the damage the french embassy was also attacked yesterday. >> some 2,000 people reportedly died at the hands of the syrian army since protests started earlier this year. for more on the situation in syria, we are joined by jack goldstone professor george mason school of public policy thanks for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> let's talk about what the secretary of state, has the president lost legitimacy. >> i think he has the u.s. has been slow toking knowledge this. we have to -- to acknowledge this. we have to remember even though syria is an alley of iran and played a role in the region, the u.s. has been reluctant to see another area of disorder in addition to what has been happening in the
Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm PDT
embassies to condemn visits by the american ambassadors to hama, an opposition stronghold. want to point out this is amateur video. cnn cannot confirm its authenticity. it shows a police vehicle parked neither the embassy. the writing "anti-riot battalion". you can also see graffiti painted on the embassy's walls including the message that people want to kick out the dog, apparent reference to the u.s. ambassador. someone has written "this is syria, you dog "and "to hell with america" up today the syrian ambassador to the united states accused the embassies to exaggerating the attacks. secretary of state hillary clinton blasted syria in her strongest language yet. here's what president obama told cbs news tonight. >> we've certainly sent a clear message that nobody can be messing with our embassy, and that we will take whatever action is necessary in order to protect our embassy. >> i talked to foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty er. >> jill we heard the strongest messages yet regarding the assad regime. >> reporter: hillary clinton crossed the line, you could say, at least using th
Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
attacked the u.s. and french embassies in damascus today. it was retaliation for the french and american ambassadors visiting an opposition city last week. mobs gathered outside the u.s. embassy where they chanted protests and burned the american flag. they breached a wall and broke windows before being dispersed by u.s. marine guards. in washington, state department spokeswoman victoria nuland condemned the attack and the regime's response. >> the syrian government has not lived up to its obligations under the vienna convention to protect diplomatic facilities. and it's absolutely outrageous. they have not done the job that all governments are supposed to do i protecting the diplomatic facilities of all resident diplomats in their country. >> sreenivasan: u.s. officials said there were no injuries to embassy staffers. in iraq, u.s. defense secretary leon panetta threatened stronger action to stop iran from arming shi-ite militias, who attack u.s. troops. panetta spoke to a group of u.s. soldiers in baghdad and said: "this is not something we're going to walk away from. it's something we
Jul 10, 2011 1:00pm PDT
is american ambassador. the people there are not hiding the fact that they are very happy that he is there. this visit has caused some diplomatic tensions between the syrian and u.s. governments. that's what i want to talk about. exactly what is the american position on the conflict in syria and why did that moment upset so many? >> well, fred, basically the u.s. wants to side with the protesters in terms of their right to protest. obviously has been calling on the syrian government to end the violence, imposing sanctions against the government. i don't think necessarily the u.s. is ready to kind of use those magic words president asad should go because they don't have the support they had in libya with moammar gadhafi. ambassador ford kind of started slow in terms he's only been on the ground several months. getting his feet wet, meeting people, being kind of quiet, this was really a very provocative move, what he did last week later in the week, going to hama, meeting with protesters. you saw that when he went, the second he was there on thursday, on friday when we went he saw what was g
Jul 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, attacking soldiers and policemen and one of the reasons why the american ambassador went to hamal was to check for himself if there are armed gangs and he didn't see that. and so this is where things stand, the syrian government has made some cautious moves allowing some opposition, a conference of opposition, activists to take place, however the opposition is very much divided. those on the streets, the protesters, they're not participating in that. >> okay, thanks so much, from cnn international, i appreciate that. >>> we know you can feel vibrations, right, but have you ever seen them captured in slow motion? stick around to find out what that looks like. hotel bids to fu can save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *รก with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. welcome. i understand you need a little help with your mortgage, want to avoid foreclosure. smart move. candy? um-- well, you know, you're in luck. we're experts in this sort of thing, mortgage rigamarole, whatnot. r-really? absolutely, and we guara
Jul 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
of the bad news came directly from moscow, chip boeing co. american ambassador people the soviet mood had become more ominous and he feared the soviet leaders were prepared to take military action unless speier was quickly achieved. the staff hastened the presidents returned by flying him back instead of having him drive from gettys heard. i corrected the white house at 12:38 p.m. only a short reefing he stood in the cabinet room where 18 men were waiting. the vice president, the top leadership of both the state and defense departments, including the joint chiefs. this is a council of war. admiral radford breached the president regarding the steps of the joint chiefs. we're prepared to take a short readiness providing a major war with the soviet union. eisenhower reviewed each step, urging careful and deliberate implementation. then, the son spoke from behind the word clouds and the president was informed in the middle of this meeting of british prime minister was available by phone paired eisenhower interrupted the meeting to take the call and he confirmed in the conversation they even h
Jul 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
. last week, you know, the american ambassador went to hama. this was a really important moment where you used the power of america's ambassador to send a message to the people that we're on your side and probably prevented a massacre in that city. >> always the speculation that israelis are always, would prefer the devil they know. are they turning a corner now? >> i think the israelis are realists. you're right. the israelis have preferred the assad family, because they control the military completely. had you make a deal with the assad family, they stick to it. as long as the details are speck. there's been very few incidents along the syrian israeli border over the year. they're afraid of chaos, and chaos in that part of the world is something the israelis are very worried about. what would happen if people started coming over the border? what would happen in lebanon? all the arrangements that brought security to the north are at risk if hasan goes. >> from the state department and executive editor of "the view" by the way, it's growing. i'm an avid reader now. i didn't think i would
Jul 25, 2011 3:00pm PDT
of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the new american ambassador to afghanistan was sworn in today and pledged there would be no rush to the exits. ryan crocker takes over as the u.s. begins withdrawing 10,000 troops by the end of the year. he said the u.s. has no interest in using afghanistan to influence neighboring nations. meanwhile, the nato toll in afghanistan grew by one today. an italian paratrooper was killed in an insurgent attack in the west. so far in july, 44 international troops have been killed in afghanistan. the government of syria endorsed a draft law allowing other political parties to form. the move is part of a series of reforms president bashar al assad and his ruling ba'ath party promised in the face of a popular uprising. but the opposition has dismissed the law as largely symbolic. it came as syrian security forces detained more people in damascus and other cities for holding antigovernment protests. the maid who accused former i.m.f. chief dominique strauss- kahn of sexually assaulting her in a manhattan hotel room broke her silence today. nafissa
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